We Are Poets


We Are Poets – the Goodwin-produced and internationally-acclaimed documentary which follows the journey of six teenage slam poets from Yorkshire – has now won its fourth International Film Festival Award. It is an incredibly moving and inspiring film which draws amazing reactions from audiences wherever it is screened. You too can have a screening in your community centre, school or hall – just read on for more details.

WE ARE POETS presents a moving and radical story of youth, art and freedom of expression, as a remarkable team of 6 British teenagers are chosen to represent the UK at Brave New Voices: the most prestigious Poetry Slam competition in the world.  From their inner city lives on the red bricked back streets of Northern England, to a stage in front of the White House in Washington DC, the young poets explosively lay bare the concerns of a generation as they take on the world and prepare for a transformational and emotional journey of a lifetime.

Cinematic, imaginative and deeply poignant, WE ARE POETS is a unique portrait of multicultural Britain and a testament to the power of creativity, community and the dynamism of young people. Anyone tempted to dismiss today’s youth as politically apathetic better pay heed: here is electrifying evidence to the contrary.

Who better than Benjamin Zephaniah to sum it up: “Amazing… it’s poetry itself. Poetry is an art, filming is an art, it takes great sensitivity to bring them together – this film shows us how it’s done.”